Zouk Love is particular style within the zouk genre characterised by a slower, softer and sensual rhythm.
Most tunes are love songs and are intended for partner / couple dances which is performed in a “kolé séré” and lascive fashion.
Marvin – K.O
Zouk rétro refers to the Zouk music from 1975 to 1995. This music was usually played by large by bands such as Kassav’, Zouk Machine, Tabou Combo, Edith Lefel and many more.
Kassav’ – Zouk la Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni
Kompa (or Compas) is a Haitian style of music similar to Zouk and usually played by live bands rather than relying on samplers and drum machines. Kompa has a very destinctive sound and instrumentation, usually more Jazz-influenced than Zouk.
Ti Kabzy – Relax
Ragga is mainly used as a synonym for dancehall reggae but in French or Creole language.
It is hugely popular in the French Islands of Reunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe, New Caledonia and Vanuatu as well as mainland France.
Secteur 410 feat Stane – TOP MODEL
Kuduro is a style of electronic dance music first created in Angola in the 1980s. Originally a fusion of traditional Angolan ‘semba’ and Caribbean carnival rhythms (soca, zouk etc), Kuduro is uptempo, energetic, and highly danceable. Recently Kuduro crossed over to the western mainstream markets thanks to artists such as Don Omar and Lucenzo and their mega hit – Danza Kuduro.
Don Omar ft. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro
Séga, the main genre of popular music and dance from Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles, it has evolved out of a fusion of Afro-Malagsy and European musical styles. It has a very up-beat and party-oriented sound.
Soukous (also known as Lingala and Congo) is a dance music genre that originated in the two neighbouring countries of Belgian Congo and French Congo during the 1930s and early 1940s, and has gained popularity throughout Africa. “Soukous” is a derivative of the French word secousse that means “shake”.
Diblo Dibala – Good Morning
Coupé-Décalé is a type of popular dance music originating from Côte d’Ivoire and the Ivorian diaspora in Paris, France. Drawing heavily from Zouglou, Zouk, and Congolese rhythms, Coupé-Décalé is a very percussive style featuring African samples, deep bass, and repetitive, minimalist arrangements.
Jessie Matador – Décalé Gwada
Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music created in Angola. Derived directly from Zouk, sung generally in Portuguese, it is a genre of music with a romantic flow mixed with African rhythm. The kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual.
Djodje – Close Your Eyes